Faculty-Student Hand-off Policy

Purpose: Hand-offs between faculty enhance communication and promote quality transitions during student progression through the nursing programs. To facilitate faculty communication and student success, faculty will use a standard communication tool or hand-off form. The hand-off form is not placed in student files.

Process: Faculty teaching didactic and clinical courses in undergraduate and graduate programs participate in hand-offs of student cohorts, within courses when applicable, and level to level, up to the time students petition to graduate.

Beginning finals week, the course lead will facilitate filling out the hand-off form(s) along with the annual course evaluation form. Completed hand-offs forms may be kept by faculty and placed in a file in the faculty member’s office. The standard checklist serves as a guideline for conducting faculty-student hand-offs.